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Dogwood Farm Kennels & Grooming – Wendy Kleiner

Published 9:51am Monday, October 22, 2012

Person featured: Wendy Kleiner
Business: Dogwood Farm Kennels & Grooming
Phone number: 828-216-4407
Address: 171 Sassy Lane, Columbus.
Web Address: www.dfkennels.com
Operating hours: By appointment.
Nature of business: Boarding and grooming for all sizes of dogs.
Principal manager: Josh Goldstein; manager of grooming, Wendy Kleiner
Year founded: 2009
Number of employees: Just me (for grooming).
How’s business? Pretty steady.
One thing I wish everyone knew about this business: Dogwood Farm Kennels is a well known and respected boarding facility here in beautiful Green Creek. I have wonderful regular customers as well as many who want their dogs cleaned up after a vacation playing in our fields. What many people don’t know is that I also offer special grooming arrangements for people with elderly or nervous dogs where the owner stays with their dog to help calm the dog, hold him up, or just for reassurance.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: All the dogs I groom get a complimentary blueberry facial which relaxes them, smells great and helps to decrease any tear stains. The hydrotherapy bathing system I use pushes the shampoo right to the skin so their coat gets really clean. I also use a deep coat conditioner to moisturize the dog’s coat. And all dogs are hand dried- not cage dried the way some other busy places will do. But best of all, your dog gets individual attention with lots of love. We also offer a 10 percent discount to all first responders, family of active military and staff and volunteers of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

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